Resources

Guides, reports, and more to help you elevate the status of DSPs

The National Alliance For Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) has compiled a number of resources to assist direct support professionals, people receiving services, family members, human service organizations, state/national associations, and more. These include guides, reports, toolkits, and more that cover a variety of topics related to the direct support professional workforce.

Code of Ethics

The NADSP Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a straightforward and relevant guide for DSPs as they resolve the ethical dilemmas they face every day.

Competency Areas

The NADSP Competency Areas offer DSPs the opportunity to address challenges, work on issues identified by the person they support, or assist someone in pursuing a goal.

Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

Join Us In Welcoming Our New Board Members!

The NADSP Board of Directors and Staff would like to recognize with gratitude our outgoing board members, Gabrielle Sedor, ANCOR ...
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2021 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Reflections

2021 Direct Support Professional Recognition Week Reflections

As we conclude another year of National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week, I would like to extend our thanks and ...
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Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 12 Month Follow-Up

Direct Support Workforce and COVID-19 National Report: 12 Month Follow-Up

ICI’s Research and Training Center on Community Living for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (RTC-CL), in partnership with the ...
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The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award

The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award

The Hingsburger Humanitarian Award Joe Jobes (2021) The life and work of Dave Hingsburger is difficult to summarize. His contributions ...
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NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

NADSP Statement on Vaccine Hesitancy and FAQ

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, direct support professionals (DSPs) from across the country have played ...
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Webinar: Remembering Dave

Webinar: Remembering Dave

The world lost a beautiful person on July 18, 2021. Our friend, colleague, teacher, advocate author, lecturer and monthly host ...
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The 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The 2021 John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership

The John F. Kennedy Jr. Award for Workforce Advocacy and Leadership Jerry Smith (2021) In 1996, the National Alliance for ...
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NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dryden Kanyangarara

NADSP E-Badge Earner of the Month: Dryden Kanyangarara

Congratulations to Dryden Kanyangarara who has been selected as the NADSP E-Badge Academy Earner of the Month for August of 2021 ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 5: One Step Ahead: Being a Trauma Responsive Supervisor in Crazy Times

In this final webinar, we shift our focus to frontline supervisors. These have been stressful times for finding and keeping ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 4: Wings of the Bird: Everyday Brain-Body Practices for Healing, Resilience and Self-Care

In this session we’ll pull the threads of the previous sessions together. Our emphasis will be practical, researched and brain-based ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 3: Dangerous Empathy: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue & Empathetic Distress

Burnout and compassion fatigue in helpers are bigger problems today than at maybe any other time in recent history. People ...
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Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 2:  Safe, Connected, and In Control: Trauma Responsive Care, Part Two

Webinar: NADD & NADSP Summer Webinar Series: Session 2: Safe, Connected, and In Control: Trauma Responsive Care, Part Two

In this session we build on the material from week one. Trauma Responsive Care a research-based approach to trauma. Using ...
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